Azure Functions HTTP – Authorization Levels

In a past article, we looked at Serverless compute in Azure in general and Azure Functions specifically. In this article we wanted to focus on Azure Function triggered by HTTP requests and the different options we have to authenticate: Anonymous Function Admin System User Those are called Authorization Levels.  For each function in a function … More Azure Functions HTTP – Authorization Levels

Serverless compute with Azure Functions – Getting Started

I meant to write about Azure Functions & serverless computing for quite a while now.  So here we go. This entry is meant as a “getting started” entry with pointers to documentation and general discussion.  We’ll dive deeper in future articles. Serverless What is serverless computing? It doesn’t mean, as this blog’s introduction image suggests, … More Serverless compute with Azure Functions – Getting Started

Setup for populating Cosmos DB with random data using Logic Apps

We recently published an article about Cosmos DB Performance with Geospatial Data. In this article, we’re going to explain how to setup the environment in order to run those performance test. More importantly, we believe this article is interesting on its own as it shows how to use Logic Apps to populate a Cosmos DB … More Setup for populating Cosmos DB with random data using Logic Apps

How to Create a Logic App Connector in an ARM Template

I wanted to automate the performance test setup we discussed in the last article.  This includes a Logic App calling into a Cosmos DB stored procedure. Logic App uses connectors when connecting to other services, either within or outside of Azure.  Now how do we create those in an ARM Template?  This problem is the … More How to Create a Logic App Connector in an ARM Template

Invoking a Stored Procedure from a partitioned CosmosDB collection from Logic Apps

I struggled a little to make that work, so I thought I would share the learning in order to accelerate your future endeavour. I was looking at a way to populate a CosmosDB quickly with random data. Stored Procedures came to mind since they would skip client-server latency.  We can call a stored procedure creating … More Invoking a Stored Procedure from a partitioned CosmosDB collection from Logic Apps